Between the two, do you consider yourself a Republican or Democrat?

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Posted by EagleEyedOne (1675 posts) 3 years, 6 months ago

Poll: Between the two, do you consider yourself a Republican or Democrat? (32 votes)

Republican 31%
Democrat 69%

Why do you choose either side?

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#1 Edited by plageus900 (2368 posts) -

I am equally neither.

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#2 Posted by Mercuria1_King (278 posts) -

I am a registered Democrat.

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#3 Posted by sonicare (55482 posts) -

Really not a republican, just anti-democrat.

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#4 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

I guess democrat if I had only those two to choose from

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#5 Posted by R3FURBISHED (12379 posts) -

Hardline Independent

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#6 Posted by Kevlar101 (6316 posts) -

Libertarian.

But if I had to be either purely Democrat or purely Republican, and Libertarian was not an option, I would choose Democrat.

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#8 Posted by plageus900 (2368 posts) -
@lostrib said:

I guess democrat if I had only those two to choose from

You seem like a very reasonable and pragmatic individual that would disregard the dogma of both parties and come up with your ideas based on your own research. That being said, I'm surprised by your answer. Not that it's necessarily a bad one.

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#9 Edited by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

@plageus900 said:

I am equally neither.

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#10 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@plageus900 said:
@lostrib said:

I guess democrat if I had only those two to choose from

You seem like a very reasonable and pragmatic individual that would disregard the dogma of both parties and come up with your ideas based on your own research. That being said, I'm surprised by your answer. Not that it's necessarily a bad one.

Not a big fan of the social conservative attitudes so they can get votes from the religious right, or the far right wing radical rhetoric to pander to the Tea Party

Also, I'm a scientist so all of that anti-science bullshit doesn't really fly with me

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#11 Posted by BranKetra (51726 posts) -

Currently, neither.

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#12 Posted by Shmiity (6090 posts) -

Im not a registered Democrat, but I lean that way.

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#13 Posted by plageus900 (2368 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@plageus900 said:
@lostrib said:

I guess democrat if I had only those two to choose from

You seem like a very reasonable and pragmatic individual that would disregard the dogma of both parties and come up with your ideas based on your own research. That being said, I'm surprised by your answer. Not that it's necessarily a bad one.

Not a big fan of the social conservative attitudes so they can get votes from the religious right, or the far right wing radical rhetoric to pander to the Tea Party

Also, I'm a scientist so all of that anti-science bullshit doesn't really fly with me

I feel the same way.

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#14 Posted by Black_Alpha_G (94 posts) -

If I HAVE to choose, Democrat leaning. If I don't have to choose, neither.

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#15 Posted by Master_Live (18817 posts) -

None.

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#16 Edited by thegerg (18283 posts) -

No

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#17 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

I tend to agree more with Republicans than I do Democrats.

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#18 Posted by deeliman (3746 posts) -

If I HAD to choose, it would be democrats, but i'm far more left leaning than that.

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#19 Edited by IMAHAPYHIPPO (3151 posts) -
@sonicare said:

Really not a republican, just anti-democrat.

This is the greatest quote in the history of politics.

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#20 Posted by HuggyBear1020 (467 posts) -

Libertarian, although I tend to vote republican because I agree more with their fiscal policies.

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#21 Posted by vl4d_l3nin (1093 posts) -

If I did live in the states, it would really depend on the state I lived in, but most likely Democratic.

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#22 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

@vl4d_l3nin said:

If I did live in the states, it would really depend on the state I lived in, but most likely Democratic.

Why would it depend on the state you lived in?

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#23 Posted by dave123321 (35333 posts) -

Air what happened to your thread. I wanted to possibly mock you

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#24 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

@dave123321 said:

Air what happened to your thread. I wanted to possibly mock you

Turned out to be fake.

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#25 Posted by dave123321 (35333 posts) -

That was what I was going to rib you about, but didn't know if it was a ploy to trick OT and make some point about gullibility

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#26 Posted by Perfect_Blue (30068 posts) -
@sonicare said:

Really not a republican, just anti-democrat.

That's funny because I'm the opposite.

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#27 Edited by dave123321 (35333 posts) -

Consider myself a free thinker

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#28 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

@dave123321 said:

That was what I was going to rib you about, but didn't know if it was a ploy to trick OT and make some point about gullibility

I would never knowingly trick OT, which is why I deleted the thread once I found out.

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#29 Posted by mattbbpl (14810 posts) -

I'm a registered independent, but since 2009-ish I've (largely) been voting for Democrats by default.

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#30 Posted by playmynutz (7911 posts) -

Republican because I live in the Commonwealth. None of them Hollywood Democratics lies ever benefit my city.

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#31 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

Neither. I consider myself an Independent.

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#32 Edited by Boddicker (4347 posts) -

I consider both parties to be on the opposite sides of the spectrum of wrong. I exercise my American right not to vote. It's not like anything's going to change.

Come at me.

Years ago I used to vote Republican because I considered them least of two evils, though it bothers me how they blur the line between religion and state. I suppose if you held a gun to my head I would vote Republican.

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#33 Edited by Nuck81 (6829 posts) -

Non Partisan

but I am socially liberal so I tend to vote Democrat in National Elections. In local Elections I vote for both parties equally depending on the Candidate.

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#34 Posted by Jd1680a (5958 posts) -

I am a registered Independent.

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#35 Edited by GazaAli (25216 posts) -

I'm not American myself but if I were one and had to choose a side I'd be a democrat I guess.

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#36 Posted by GazaAli (25216 posts) -

@plageus900 said:
@lostrib said:

I guess democrat if I had only those two to choose from

You seem like a very reasonable and pragmatic individual that would disregard the dogma of both parties and come up with your ideas based on your own research. That being said, I'm surprised by your answer. Not that it's necessarily a bad one.

Not sure if serious

@lostrib said:

Also, I'm a scientist so all of that anti-science bullshit doesn't really fly with me

You're what?

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#37 Posted by -Sun_Tzu- (17384 posts) -

Put a gun to my head and I'll probably vote democrat, although if Hillary is the nominee in 2016 I might just ask you to pull the trigger.

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#38 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

@plageus900 said:
@lostrib said:

I guess democrat if I had only those two to choose from

You seem like a very reasonable and pragmatic individual that would disregard the dogma of both parties and come up with your ideas based on your own research. That being said, I'm surprised by your answer. Not that it's necessarily a bad one.

Not sure if serious

@lostrib said:

Also, I'm a scientist so all of that anti-science bullshit doesn't really fly with me

You're what?

I'm a scientist

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#39 Posted by IronBeaver (1986 posts) -

Democrat though I am far more left.

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#40 Posted by GazaAli (25216 posts) -

@lostrib said:

I'm a scientist

What kind of a scientist?

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#41 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

@lostrib said:

I'm a scientist

What kind of a scientist?

Biologist

Why?

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#42 Posted by GazaAli (25216 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@GazaAli said:

@lostrib said:

I'm a scientist

What kind of a scientist?

Biologist

Why?

You're like a real scientist? Published and peer reviewed and all that stuff?

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#43 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

@lostrib said:

@GazaAli said:

@lostrib said:

I'm a scientist

What kind of a scientist?

Biologist

Why?

You're like a real scientist? Published and peer reviewed and all that stuff?

As opposed to what?

Yes, I have my name on peer reviewed publications

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#44 Posted by GazaAli (25216 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@GazaAli said:

@lostrib said:

@GazaAli said:

@lostrib said:

I'm a scientist

What kind of a scientist?

Biologist

Why?

You're like a real scientist? Published and peer reviewed and all that stuff?

As opposed to what?

Yes, I have my name on peer reviewed publications

As opposed to a "self-proclaimed" scientist.

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#45 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

@lostrib said:

@GazaAli said:

@lostrib said:

@GazaAli said:

@lostrib said:

I'm a scientist

What kind of a scientist?

Biologist

Why?

You're like a real scientist? Published and peer reviewed and all that stuff?

As opposed to what?

Yes, I have my name on peer reviewed publications

As opposed to a "self-proclaimed" scientist.

Okay, well I'm a biologist

why?

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#46 Posted by bforrester420 (3480 posts) -

I identify with the Democratic party's platforms much more so than Republicans. Social Conservatism is a disease.

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#47 Posted by bforrester420 (3480 posts) -

@huggybear1020 said:

Libertarian, although I tend to vote republican because I agree more with their fiscal policies.

This is surprising considering the Republican party's actions are the exact opposite of their stated fiscal policies.

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#48 Posted by foxhound_fox (96807 posts) -

The episode of Futurama featuring the Nixon-head election really exemplifies modern US politics. The whole "John Jackson" and "Jack Johnson" deal. Except for some crazies on the republican side of the fence, you are basically getting the same thing voting for either party's candidate. Depending on which party is voted into office, it just tends to bend some current legislation one way or the other.

It's impossible to sum up any one person's political views as "one or the other". Many Americans, if pressed for more detailed answers, would likely have positions on things that fall on both sides of the fence, or on neither.

Me, being Canadian, do not identify with American political standards. On most political "alignment" quizzes, I generally fall near centre economically (that means I am neither right- nor left-leaning when it comes to a government's spending) and am usually fairly distant from any sort of authoritarian regime (i.e. I prefer a citizenry to have personal freedoms than not). So based on a similar evaluation of both Republican and Democrat party platforms, I'm neither.

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#49 Posted by GazaAli (25216 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@GazaAli said:

@lostrib said:

@GazaAli said:

@lostrib said:

@GazaAli said:

@lostrib said:

I'm a scientist

What kind of a scientist?

Biologist

Why?

You're like a real scientist? Published and peer reviewed and all that stuff?

As opposed to what?

Yes, I have my name on peer reviewed publications

As opposed to a "self-proclaimed" scientist.

Okay, well I'm a biologist

why?

No reason in particular. You don't come off as a "scientist" to me, but again we rarely discuss biology so its hard to tell anyway.

Besides, I'd imagine that a scientist has better things to do with his time.

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#50 Posted by GazaAli (25216 posts) -

@bforrester420 said:

@huggybear1020 said:

Libertarian, although I tend to vote republican because I agree more with their fiscal policies.

This is surprising considering the Republican party's actions are the exact opposite of their stated fiscal policies.

I think the all Republican party's actions are the exact opposite of their actual stands, except for war mongering.